Today’s free Kindle story is “Tabloid Reporter to the Stars,” originally published in Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show. The story is available free from Amazon’s Kindle store until about midnight Pacific Time tonight, but you don’t need a Kindle to read it. You can use the free Kindle app on your computer or smartphone.

Lawrence Jensen is a disgraced science reporter forced to earn a living working for a tabloid. Then he wins the lottery to pick the journalist who will go on mankind’s first interstellar mission. It’s his shot at redemption — but can he ever overcome his past?

This wonderfully written science fiction story deftly pulls off laugh after laugh while also illuminating critical issues surrounding science, religion, culture, and, most importantly, what exactly is that thing we call truth.

–Jason Sanford, StorySouth [full review]


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